Saturday, January 14, 2017

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I had some time to work on my purple projects this week- it's relaxing (and soothing) to be in the sewing room steadily piecing away...


it's interesting how the fabrics look purple by themselves, but when you put them all together, they can look blue, red OR brown. I have one more color family of purples to piece this week, and then that's it for the 6" crumb blocks for this month.


I'm a Kona snob, and it's showing! I just love the 16 patches- I've done them for a couple years now, and was seeing them pop up on other RSC17 project lists. originally, I thought that I'd do some more 16 patches this year with grey- but my RSC16 column along is using the Kona grey (I'm piecing that in solids as well, and will catch up and complete it as Angela calls each color this year.) and white is such a predictable choice, so: INDIGO it is!

can I just say I'm LOVING it? I know some of the purples lean heavily towards pink, but I had lots of purples/pink cut (3" square) for my granddaughter's plus quilt.


speaking of Kona and grandchildren: above and below are my two little grands- baby C and baby E. Kona cotton solids for both of their baby quilts, and I love them all. (the babies AND the quilts!) they were born 6 days apart, and I'm LOVING being a grandma!

I love, too, how the mommies are using their quilts in the monthly see-how-I-grew shots!

 

13 comments:

scraphappy said...

Purples do have a lot of variety. Looks like you have a great start to putting yours to great use.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Awww - you have such great grand babies - posing on their quilts!!! And the 16 patches are beautiful!

katie z. said...

Congratulations on the grand babies! Your 16-patches are yummy.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Quilt blocks and baby quilts. AWESOME!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your solid 16 patches will make a beautiful quilt! It's lots of fun to see your grandbabies and how they are enjoying their quilts, too!

PaulaB quilts said...

You're so right about the purples. I find them hard to blend together. Your grandbabies are so sweet and lucky to have a grandma who makes them such cute quilts.

Cathy said...

Those 16 patches are elegant looking. I like the color value. Cute grandkids. They will have fun together being so close in age. I have granddaughters 5 weeks apart and they are the best of friends. I love hearing them giggle.

Angie said...

Love the idea of indigo with purple - looks yummy! It's a treat to see your grandbabies - and such smart moms to include your quilts in the photos!

claudia said...

Sweet babies!!!
Purple is a great color, but it is funny the way it plays with other purples. I saw that when I got my scraps out and started working with them!

gayle said...

Indigo is such a perfect choice - look how those purples shine beside it!
Enjoy those little cuties!

Deb A said...

Adorable babies and lovely quilts and blocks.

Sheila said...

Purples vary more than one would thing.
Your grand babies are soooooo cute! Beautiful quilts.

Danice said...

The grandbabies are adorable. Your quilts are very pretty. I just now found your blog, and am following. This is my first year to do the RSC, and purple really includes a variety of shades/hues. Doing The Academic Quilter's Constellations project also :)

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